RSVP for the Massachusetts Mothers Out Front
2018 Strategy Summit
Saturday, October 20
9:00am* - 4:30pm
Common Street Spiritual Center
13 Common Street, Natick
*Inspirational Opening starts promptly at 9:30 am, so please allow time to park and get settled to start on time.
What will happen there?
This is a gathering for Massachusetts Mothers Out Front to have an inclusive, democratic process toward setting new campaign goals for 2019-2020, and further, to consider adopting a revised organizational structure that will support and guide this new campaign. There will be a presentation of proposals for campaign goals and structure, discussion in small groups, and a consensus-building process. Materials for the Summit are here.
While the Massachusetts Leadership Team has created the process leading up to this gathering, the voices of the assembled membership will determine the outcomes.
We will work hard together, have fun, and celebrate our progress at the end of the day!
Who is invited?
Members of local teams, who will vote for their team, task force members, functional team members, and anyone in Mothers Out Front who is interested.
Lunch will be provided.
Donations of $1-20 will be accepted to help defray the cost.
Childcare is available on request by October 15th; you can provide information on your child after you RSVP below.
Directions and Location:
Common Street Spiritual Center is easy to get to by the Mass Pike or the Intercity commuter rail. By car, it is an hour from Cambridge or Downtown Boston, 2 hours from Amherst, and 30-45 minutes from the western suburbs. There is on-street parking; please carpool as much as possible. It is a 5 minute walk from the Natick Center commuter rail stop. The main meeting space is fully accessible. For more information on directions and about the site, visit http://www.commonstreet.org/.
For the last three years, 21 brave youth plaintiffs have been suing the federal government for its failure to take action on climate change. On Monday, October 29th, after years of shuffling and delay, the case goes to trial. All around the country, groups are gathering in solidarity at the federal courthouses to show our support for the brave work of these youth activists.
Please, join us on Monday, October 29, from 11:30-1pm. Wear your t-shirt. Bring a sign that says that you understand that climate can't wait, a picture of the children in your life, or a picture of one of the plaintiffs. The hashtag for this event is #YouthVGov.
From the organizers:
"They will demand a science-based National Climate Recovery Plan––a plan that would end the reign of fossil fuels and lead to swift decarbonization."
Please, tell us that you're coming below. For maps and directions, visit the organizer's site.
Visit Our Children's Trust website which explains more about the lawsuit and the steps already taken.